This revised and up-to-date twenty fifth version of the Bible guide encompasses a concise Bible statement, vital discoveries in archaeology, similar old facts, church heritage, maps, and extra.
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Soaring above have been the invisible hosts of the Lord (5:14), anticipating the appointed hour. And at the 7th day, on the blast of the trumpets, the partitions fell. In an grand prophecy, a curse used to be reported on a person who might try to rebuild the town (6:26; see on 1 Kings 16:34). Jericho used to be approximately six miles from the Jordan; Gilgal, Joshua’s headquarters, used to be most likely approximately midway among. The wall of Jericho enclosed approximately 10 acres. It used to be a spot the place the folk from the seriously populated atmosphere might locate shelter in case of an assault. New testomony Jericho was once a couple of mile south of the ruins of previous testomony Jericho. the trendy village of Jericho is set a mile to the southeast. ARCHAEOLOGICAL word: Jericho. Jericho has been a lot excavated within the twentieth century: through Warren, via Sellin and Watzinger, through Garstang, by way of Kenyon, and by means of an Italian staff. What John Garstang concept have been the partitions destroyed through Joshua grew to become out to really be the partitions of a urban that existed approximately a thousand years ahead of Joshua. although, Kathleen Kenyon’s negativism in regards to the correlation of the biblical and archaeological facts can be no longer warranted. Bryant wooden, in his research of the entire facts, has quite advised the next. What the archaeologists name urban IV was once destroyed approximately 1400 B. C. This date consents good with the interior chronology of the Bible, which might position the conquest of Joshua at approximately 1406 B. C. urban IV was once surrounded by means of an internal and an outer urban wall. The outer wall used to be supported by means of an incredible sloping stone constitution (revetment wall). among the 2 partitions, homes from urban IV were discovered (note the placement of Rahab’s condo at the urban wall; Joshua 2:15). it appears urban IV used to be first destroyed via an earthquake after which by way of fire—burnt particles, in a few areas 3 or extra ft thick, has been discovered at numerous destinations at the inform. one of the particles have been pottery, family utensils, or even carbonized grain—indicating that the destruction had taken position within the spring of the yr, simply after the harvest (2:6; 3:15; and word that Israel celebrated the Passover ahead of the conquest of Jericho, 5:10 and cf. 3:15). It additionally indicated that there had now not been a protracted siege (large amounts of grain have been stumbled on; the biblical texts say town used to be taken inside seven days, 6:15), and that the population didn't have time to escape with their property sooner than the destruction. furthermore, carbon-14 (C14) exams at the natural fabric position the destruction at approximately 1400 B. C. Even Egyptian scarabs (seals) present in tombs there don't identify pharaohs who governed after 1400 B. C. * * * Josh. 7–8 the autumn OF AI AND BETHEL Right after the superb crossing of the Jordan and the unbelievable fall of Jericho, Israel met with a dreadful defeat at Ai—because of 1 man’s disobedience. It was once a negative surprise to Israel. It was once a disciplinary lesson. God used to be with them, yet He intended them to appreciate that He anticipated obedience. ARCHAEOLOGICAL notice: Bethel and Ai. Archaeological proof are available to correlate the conquest of Jericho and Hazor with the biblical info of Joshua’s conquests.